National Ride2School Day is an annual event held in March that encourages students to get physically active on their journey to school. This year, it will be held on Friday 22 March 2019, and is the perfect opportunity for every school community to ditch the car and embrace a healthier start to the day.
Walking, or riding a bike, skateboard or scooter to school provides several benefits to school communities, including healthier and more attentive students, reduced congestion, safer school environments and less carbon emissions.
There are a number of initiatives being delivered in the ACT to encourage more children to walk or ride to school, including the Ride or Walk to School program, the Active Streets for Schools program and the School Crossing Supervisor program.
You can find further information on each of the initiatives being delivered in Canberra and access useful resources to encourage and support walking and riding to school via the Active Travel for Schools page.
To register your school for Ride2School Day and take advantage of the supporting resources and materials available, visit the Bicycle Network website. We encourage all Canberra’s schools and students to take part in Ride2School Day.
For more information about active travel programs and support available for ACT schools, contact TCCS’ Schools Program.